We had a very moving event last night
in Milwaukee, organized by the Old Law Parole workgroup. There were
lots of highlights: we had a lot of family members and loved ones of
people in prison with us; we heard excerpts from some amazing letters
from prisoners; we had an inspiring Call to Action from Rev. Brisco.
It was a very prayerful evening, and despite the
fact that we are dealing with what can be a discouraging and
frustrating issue, there was a great sense of hope born of solidarity.
Please take a moment to see some pictures from the event, to read more
about it, and if you have not gotten a hard copy of the new book that
this group put together, you can see that, too. You can find it all
Three big events are coming up very soon:
* The Solitary Confinement cell is going to
Beloit. It will be at Beloit College, starting this coming weekend.
There will be a forum on Thursday evening.
* MICAH will have its Public Meeting this
coming Thursday (the 29th). They will be at Tabernacle Baptist Church,
at 6:00 pm. They are expecting 500 or more people.
* The next day (October 30), CUSH is
expecting 75 community members for a "community conversation" on
criminal justice, which will explore the connections between health,
equity, and the criminal justice system. They are following that event
with a November leadership training for all who want to be involved in
being part of the change.
And be sure to mark your calendar for the launch of our new ROC Wisconsin Campaign on November 3 in Madison.
There is more than that going on, but this is probably enough information for one day.
Keep up the great work! We are making a difference.